Need a quick answer to a career or personal dilemma? Career and life coach Marielys Camacho-Reyes will answer your concerns in her new column “Ask the Coach.”
I stumbled across your page, and suddenly thought of something I hadn’t in a while. I’ve always wanted to be a writer. But, I have no degree and barely graduated high school. I am also a proud mother of two beautiful children. These days, the closest I get to writing is by signing paperwork. Do you think it’s too late or impossible for someone like me to become a writer?
The Aspiring Writer
Dear Aspiring Writer,
Thanks for contacting me. When I read your post, I have to say that it reminded me of myself couple of years ago. I also wanted to be a writer but didn’t know if I could do it. To answer your question; Yes, I strongly believe that you can still do it. Never think is too late to do something in life; especially if is to do something better for yourself. I will say; go ahead and do it! My only suggestion is to work in your writing abilities and to try to learn as much as you can about everything that involves becoming a writer. Being a published writer is more than just writing. It involves good writing, excellent research abilities, and ALOT of patience and dedication. See if you can take a course about writing; learn what freelance writers do, and most importantly; START writing. The more you write, the better you will get at it. Once you are ready to start publishing your work, the best way to begin is by opening a blog. You will have full control of your writing pieces and at the same time, it will be a great way to start showing the world what you have to offer.
Again; if becoming a writer is what you really want to do, my advice for you is to go ahead and do it. Don’t think about it, and do it. Sometimes, the more we think about the things that we want to do in life, the less we do. My other advice would be not to allow previous mistakes to guide the things you want to do in the future. Do it for yourself and for your beautiful children. Believe me; you will not regret it!
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